IMPORTANCE: Silica is necessary for the formation of collagen for bones and connective
tissue. It promotes healthy nails, skin, and hair. It maintains flexible
arteries and may plays a role in preventing cardiovascular disease. It counteracts the effects of aluminum on the body, and is
believed to be important in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and
osteoporosis. Silica stimulates the immune system and inhibits the aging process in
tissues. It is important for calcium absorption and improves the elasticity and thickness of the skin.
Silica is a trace mineral needed by the body in only
Formulas that contain SILICA: Alert
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